If you are into/remember/hate/love punk, which you must do one of if you're reading this thread....I recommend the excellent music of "The Bad Shepherds".
Live they are brilliant, their 2 albums as good, nearly [ "By Hook or by Crook" and "Yan, Tyan, Tethera, Methera "].
They take punk music, re-arrange, and play on "thrash" mandolin [Ade Edmundson], uillean pipes [Troy Donockley], and fiddle [Andy Dinan] - and a few other things.
They will surprise you !
Truly original - well, apart from the original music that is !
"HOW THE BAD SHEPHERDS CAME TO BE…
Adrian Edmondson was a teenager when punk arrived. The songs of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers were the soundtrack to his life through the late 70’s and early 80’s, and like a lot of people of his generation he was fond of playing these songs to himself at home on his acoustic guitar.Cut forward to 2007: after a boozy pre-Christmas lunch in Soho, Ade stumbled along to Denmark Street, home of many alluring musical instrument shops, and whilst inebriated, ‘accidentally’ bought a mandolin. Surprised to see it sitting there in his kitchen the following morning he nevertheless picked it up, worked out a few chords, and started playing the same songs with a mandolin accompaniment – it sounded really interesting..."
Hope it's OK to give this :- www.thebadshepherds.com